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Hi I'm Doug

Being Australian, I like the great outdoors, watching Rugby and having BBQ's with friends. And Yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked as an Insurance Loss Adjuster for many years and I'm amazed that I'm able to deal with people the way I do during what is a stressful and traumatic time for them. It's sometimes not pleasant work but I guess most jobs have that. I've been married now to my wife for 18 years and we have two beautiful children. As a father of a 13 year old girl, my biggest worry lately is the media and peer pressure aimed at her. But I guess this is nothing new in history, perhaps just new to me. With the right guidance, I hope she will be able to make correct choices for herself and her future. I enjoy listening to most 80's music and watching old black & white movies when time permits. I love living in Australia and like that generally as Australians, we don't take ourselves too seriously.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church back in the 1960's after listening to the message of the missionaries who knocked on their door. As a result, I have been a Mormon my whole life. I like that the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me a firm foundation in a world that is shifting so quickly. I think that I'm lucky to be able to learn of my Savior, get to know him and have proper ordinances done for myself and my family. I believe that Christ paid the price of my sins and that one day, with my family, I'll be able to live with him again.

How I live my faith

I'm a member of the leadership of our local congregation. I have previously worked in the youth programs of the Church and have been a Sunday School teacher. The thing I enjoy most about serving at Church is listening to others points of view on Gospel topics. I love it when someone mentions something that gets me thinking "Wow, I hadn't thought of it like that before".